30/04/2009 Article

The Answer is Always Clausewitz

That war takes lives is not pertinent; organized killing is a specious fact undampened by good intentions.

/ Mark Perry

Tags: Iran, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Obama administration


Bitter Lemons, April 30, 2009 The wry and oft-repeated saying among senior American military officers is always good for a laugh: “no matter what the

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22/04/2009 Article

‘Resistance’ is the Essence of Islamism

We are fortunate to have available a new book that provides one of the most comprehensive, accurate and useful analyses of the core philosophy and motivating political principles of political Islamism available to English-speaking readers.

/ Rami G Khouri

Tags: Islamists


The Daily Star, April 22, 2009 Once in a while a wave of ideas sweeps across societies and countries, and when combined with political and

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19/04/2009 Article

Power, Humiliation and Torture

By using the term “interrogation” the issue of sadistic retribution was effectively screened out of consideration.

/ Paul Woodward

Tags: Bush Administration, War on terrorism


War in Context, April 19, 2009 In the wake of 9/11, no phrase more succinctly projected the upwelling of popular jingoism across the United States

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13/04/2009 Interview

Alastair Crooke on BBC Radio 4

Tags: Islamists

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Start the Week, BBC Radio 4, February 23, 2009 Alastair Crooke recently appeared on Start the Week, presented by Andrew Marr, where he discussed his

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